Adela Florence Nicolson quotes

  • To kill nothing, that is love.

  • Love shouldn't make our choices for us; it should just add importance to our choices.

  • On the rare occasions when I spend a night in Oxford, the keeping of the hours by the clock towers in New College, and Merton, and the great booming of Tom tolling 101 times at 9 pm at Christ Church are inextricably interwoven with memories and regrets and lost joys. The sound almost sends me mad, so intense are the feelings it evokes.

  • I want people to remember me as a full on entertainer and a good person.

  • It's hard to say what I want my legacy to be when I'm long gone.

  • We have inherited a great music. This music is a holdover. It comes with us like the skin, the texture of our hair. It's our memory banks.

  • We are not enemies, but friends. We must not be enemies. Though passion may have strained, it must not break our bonds of affection. The mystic chords of memory will swell when again touched, as surely they will be, by the better angels of our nature.

  • I pray that our Heavenly Father may assuage the anguish of your bereavement, and leave you only the cherished memory of the loved and lost, and the solemn pride that must be yours, to have laid so costly a sacrifice upon the altar of Freedom.

  • There are a number of places on marine charts where even the most weathered sailors point and say, "Right there, nothing can go wrong. Everything has to go right." One place is the turbulent passage south of Cape Horn. Another is the dead center of the Indian Ocean.

  • I drink from a small spring, / my thirst excedes the ocean.